"An Image Sensor based on Optical Radon Transform"
, in Computers & Graphics, Vol. 53, Part A, Elsevier, Seite(n) 37-43, 12-2015
An Image Sensor based on Optical Radon Transform
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This paper summarizes our progress towards a first fully transparent, flexible, scalable, and disposable thin-film image sensor. In contrast to conventional image sensors, it does not capture pixels in image space on the sensor surface, but makes integral measurements in Radon space along the sensor?s edges. Image reconstruction is achieved by inverse Radon transform. By stacking multiple layers, it enables a variety of information, such as color, dynamic range, spatial resolution, and defocus, to be sampled simultaneously. Lensless multi-focal imaging allows reconstructing an entire focal stack after only one recording. The focal stack can then be applied to estimate depth from defocus. Measuring and classifying directly in Radon space yields robust and high classification rates. Dimensionality reduction results in task-optimized classification sensors that record a minimal number of samples. This enables simple devices with low power consumption and fast read-out times.